The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1944 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 31, 1944
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PAGE EIGHT — UATilEVlUJi (AUK.) COURIER NEWS Tigers Rap Yanks AsBrownsWin2; Oil On Warpath ,Double Headers Jolt Standings Of Major Clubs • By United Press , It looks as If the American League war Is going to be a war of nttrltiou thfs year. The Memorial Day double-header siege closed up the rnnks even tighter. The New York Yankees look a double-beating, and the cellar-based Chicago White Sox won two. This morning there arc only five nnd one-half games between the Yankees in first place and the While Sox In last. Tlie St. Louis Browns—who scored tira ivliis over the Washington Senators, 0 to 4, and 4 to 2—arc j ver v mud) back in the junior circuit running. They're just half n game behind the Yanks who took a drubbing at the hands of the Detroit Tigers. Nels Potter pitched the Browns to the first victory—and chalked up his fifth win at the same lime. Tlie St. Louis team clinched (he game with n three run seventh inning. Al Shirley hurled seven-lilt ball to win the second game for St. Louis. Detroit Downs Yanks The Detroit Tigers did their bit for tlie cause when Dizzy Trout and Hal Newhouscr paired to sweep the twin hill with New York. The •Tigers'now are tied with Washing... nnd Philadelphia in third place. Pitcher Dizzy Trout won his own game in (lie opener—breaking it up with a ninth-inning homer to edge out the Yanks 2 to 1. Hal New- liouser look n 4 to 1 game from Bill Zubcr—who wns lifted for a pinch hitter. The Philadelphia Athletics look- it on the chin twice, with the Chicago White Sox delivering the punch. 'Ihe A's lost a 5 to 1 decision in the first gnme, anil were nosed out 2 to 1 in the afterpiece. Bill Dietrich was oiitpltched in 'the-opener — allowing 11 hits to . Buck 'Newsom's six. But he scattered the safeties along Ihe way, and left 12 A's stranded. The pale hose followed the same frugal pitching • and timely hilling pattern in the nightcap. Orval . Grove notched the decision. He yielded only six liils—but one was n gopher ball, which gave Ford Garrison his third homer of the. year. , Cleveland Ilrcnks Jinx The Cleveland Indians took both ends of Iheir bargain basement bill - - and broke their double-header Jinx. ' ' Mel Harder—dean of the tribe's pitching staff—coasted to a 9 to 3 victory over tlic Boston Red Sax in the opener. The Indians sslvoed six runs in the sixth frame—nnd put the game on ice. They hit three . Hub rjity hurlers for 13 sttfelies. Aille Reynolds — who lasted nil nine inninijs for the first lime this season — hurled Cleveland's second victory over the Sox, winning 4, -y 3. He allowed seven hits, nnd got the victory when Boston's Yank Terry walked in the winning run in the seventh. .Yesterday's double-headers shook . up the National League standings. The Cincinnati Reds switched places! with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and now, hold .the second run In the senior circuit. The Ginnta and the Dodgers—both winning double- lieader.s—stepped tip into n lie for the fourth spot. The Philips dropped into seventh position, with the Cub.? slill in the cellar. The St. Louis Cardinals continue to pace the league. . V • McCnrniick Hits Homer Tlie Cincinnati Reds trimmed the.Phillies 4 to 3. nnd 7 to 4. The Reds owe the first gnmc to pd Heusser's blue-chip pitching In the ninth. He came to rookie Arny BoV MAKES GOOD WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 19.W 3 Homers DOPE BUCKET BY J. p, FHIEND OKTS KIJ.V A/tOOM) j rrome<1 couch Crighton they went Out _chumsdown at Hot Springs Into a huddle and found that Ills Iligh school linvc! Die run (round, our Chlck- Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pel. Memphis 19 12 Birmingham J9 13 Little Hock 18 14 11 H Nnslivlllc Knoxvlllc . . Atlanta . ., New Orleans Chattanooga NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis . Cincinnati Pittsburgh , Brooklyn New York 17 20 AW Boston . . Philadelphia Chicago AMERICAN' LEAGUE w. L. Chicks Lead In Southern Flag Race By United Press The Atlanta Crackers went all-out against Little Rock hist night. And W. L. Pet. Dynamite Duini did the snuie 25 12 .670 against Men- Orleans. But the ma- 22 14 .(ill jor change In the standings wns clue 19 14 .570 to a low-scoring game btwccn Mem- 17 20 .459 phis nml Chaltmioogn. 17 20 .459 A steady barrage ol hits from 18 22 .450 Cracker bats sent the Tmvelers 14 19 .424 down III 22 to 0 defeat. The Little 11 22 .333 Rock plnycrs nddcd lo their loss— .613 .594 .57B .544 1C 14 .533 16 15 .5H 10 21 .322 9 21 .300 . St. Washinijlon Philadelphia Detroit . .., Boston Cleveland . . 20 14 23 18 .561 .19 10 .500 19 19 .500 20 20 .500 18 22 10 21 «9 .432 . Carter's relief and stopped a Phil- CC1 . adclphia rally. iff' , Frank McCormick made Clyde he Shoun's nightcap win a sure thing by blasting a three-run fotir-baggcr in the third inning. Tlie Reds then .knocked Al Gerheauser out of the box with a four-run sortie in the lifth. The New York Giants just provided background effects as manager Mel Ott went to work yesterday. The stocky little pilot pulled three round-trtpp,ers out of the bag —which boosts his home ran total to 10. He hit six of them last week. Harry Feldman beat Paul Derringer 6 to 5 in the first game. And Ewald Pyle scored a 5 to 4 victory in the final event— although fireman Ace Adams had to save the Bftme in the last inning. Tlie Brooklyn Dodgers clipped the Pittsburgh Pirates 9 to 3, and 4 to 3. The Bums belted two Buc hurlers-cspceially Max Butcher — lor 12 hits in the opener. Then they took a closer decision in the nightcap, with Curt Davis putting out a ninth inning fire. Young Hal Greg— who did most ol the work— Vias credited with the victory. Xavier Rescigno was the loser. The St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston -Braves split their double- .header-the only divided decision ol the dav. Nate Anti-eves hurled four-ball game, atd gave the Braves a 1 to 0 shutout over the Cards In the opener. But the Redbirds brought UD the big guns In the afterpiece. They pounded -a quartet of Boston the Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night games: Atlanta 22, Little Rock 9 Knoxvlllc 9, New Orleans -1. Memphis 4, chaltnnoogn 1. Nashville C, Birmingham 3. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York C-5, Chicago 5-4. Brooklyn 9-4, Pittsburgh 3-3. Boston 1-3, St. Louis 0-13. Clncimniil 4-7, Philadelphia 3-4 AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 2-4, New York 1-1. Cleveland 9-4, Boston 3-3. Chicago 5-2, Philadelphia 1-1. St. Louis C-4, Washington 4-2. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Atlanta, night Little Rock at Chattanooga. Birmingham at Knoxville. New Orleans at Nashville. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at New York. St. Louis at Boston, Cincinnati at Philadelphia. Pittsburgh at Brooklyn, night. AMERICAN LEAGUE Nevv York at Detroit, Boston at Cleveland. Philarlelphln at Chicago. Washington at St. Louis, night. <=„„,),, • .,, , , Sunduy night nml a bracket BAAF Golf Tournament Gets Under Way Today The first round of the BAAF In- Ira-Post 'GoU Tournament, sched- H*l lo .K 6 held at ^ Country C.ub, tUl] get underway Wednes«' Jetlo officer, saw today. ApproxIraatcJy 40 qualification scores v,ere turned in to th« olfl ,,,„ h . ""' bc nwarcic[i - Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Wednesday & Thursday News of.the Day Short and the official scorer's hcndn by committing seven errors during the evening. Dunn, Knoxyille's first baseman, smashed out two home runs dur.'ii'; the evening and was solely responsible for the Si»oklcs\five-run advantage ovcr the I'cllctins. Hart of New Orleans homered himself with two men aboard, but could not save Iiis team from a fl to •! defeat. The Memphis , Chicks advanced into first place when their 4 to 1 victory over Chnttnnoogn was coupled with Birmingham's loss at Nashville. Charlie Cucllnr was the hero of the latter game—he gnve up only eight hits in winning his eighth straight game of the season The flnnl wns C to 3 for Ihc Vols. New scries open in the Southern tonight. Memphis plays in Atlanta, Little Rock at Chattanooga, Birmingham at Knoxville and New Orleans in Nashville. They not only have failed to live -P ton verbal agreement lor a football dale nils I'-ail, but added Insult to Injury by scheduling archenemy Jontistjoio for thai Friday nlj;ht, Novejnber 23. There is a long, long story behind (Ills date, a story replete witli cus- sioii nnd (llsciiMioii, drawl and withdrawal, agreement and disagreement, debate but no rebate, all ol which produced a general state of confusion ihal has been very displeasing and discouraging lo Arvll Price Green, head man of tlie local, chicks. Here It Ls all in a couple of nutshells—one', is not '••rue enough to hol f i all of it. Our talc of the lasl-aml-fonnd; on-ngiiln-gonc-aealn-for good football dale began lust Fall at- the meeting of tlie Arkansas High School Conference at Little Hock. Coach Green attended the annual .sessioirwith two definite aims: U) to defeat any plan to dissolve the lllg 15, especially if BlytlievlilD wa s not included in the proposed new oifr.iiitoitlon, as Indicated by the grapevine news method: (2) to fill at least five open dates in the 1344 schedule, preferably with conference teams and none barred You " Ion, coach nt Hot" Springs backed by Ernest Quigley, athletic director at Little nock High school, led n fight for substituting a Big fi composed or Little Rock, Hot Springs. El Dorado, Pine Bluff, North Llttl c Rock and Port Smith, for flic Bit! 15. There wns quite ti battle, verbal of course, during which the claim was made that, outside those tennis, there wns not a school in the state capable of playing football up !o state championship caliber OUKKN LEADS FIGHT True to his plan, Coach Green vigorously opposed tlie scheme to ease all but the so-cnllcd Big C out of the championship picture;. He fought It tooth and tocnall, during which he hurled challenges ''to match the record . of Blytheville High .school from the 1034-41 era. He wns emphatic thnt tlic locni Chicks played as good brand of football as any of the teams In the state and had ihelr record to prove his point. Whether his strong stand linri much to do with the proposal's failure is not questioned. It Ms evident that someone or omethhig wns responsible and Hie redit is generally conceded to Tribal ' • doubtless will recall that this meeting Milan Creigh- n,i, ,- t , ,• ,.• ' * "'"bilious Reid Courier MCWS w«n! not. tlie var to get tl Hayes of down. So did She thumbs ; mentor , When the Chick Chieftain con-. iCrcighton's) only open date was November 23. But Blytheville listed Forrest City. Thai problem was quickly eliminated when Zeb Perry nf the Mustangs agreed to December 1. So, according to Coach Green, tlic Hot Springs coach agreed tentatively, stating thnt it would have to be passed on by the athletic committee. He promised lo report via mall by the first of the following week. Since tln> Chicks played in Hot Springs the only time Ihey flushed with the Trojans on tlie gridiron the game was agreed for lliiley Field. Coach ' Green came home well lileascd with the prospects. A week passed and no word came from Conch CrofKhlon. In the meantime, (he North Little Rock officials re- ciucslccl a change of site for the an- nunl game svlth Blytheville. Ex- liiainlng • their schedule wns lop- licavy, • tho v sought to bring the tribe bnck to North Little Rock tlits Pall. With his own sche<|ile iivcrunrdenoct with home games and the Hot Springs game n certainty—lie thought — Coach Green agreed to change with the Wildcats IIONTKACT. IS MAILED After waiting n month without n word from Creighton, Green fixed up the contract [>ii(j mailed it to Hot Springs. Then things began (o pick up. The contract not only was returned, but a denial made that such a tentative agreement was macic. Creighton said the date was filled, then added that if lie were to schedule Blytheville it would be for . Hot Springs only; "that he would never tak e his tcnm to Dlytheville." Naturally, that crnck made the local big chief sizzle. He sat down and wrote Crclghlon thnt it would Ire lioinc-oud-honic or nothing. "We nrc not door mats for any team", hi- Included in the blistering' letter. 'Whether you think so or "not, we play ns good football as you do. yovi haven't convinced, us thnt you piny belter." Local fans will remember with a chuckle — some with a hearty tough the only time Blytheville faced Hot Springs on the grid. It was back in 1937, Conch Joe Dildy's first year at Ihc helm, nnd the Chicks were as hot ns a Navy pin up qirl. They cut down the Trojan lo the size of rocking horse with an overwhelming 2S-0 defeat. But that was not the amusing part of the game. The announcer broadcasting n play-by-play description depicted n modern D.ivid- Oollath match, only this time the' David got the lickiiis of his life. OJ/*» , -\ n 1 J M* 4.1- ii* . , !' '*. «"«•«» Personally demonstrate how to lass is also amused, and there are cracks from Gadget Man Of Baseball Threatens Kansas Solons Hy United Press Ray Dumont—baseball's screwball gadget man—has threatened to toss his hill into the Kansas political ring, and vim for state senator. And although Kansans have seen plenty of unorthodox politicians In their day, including Carrie Nations, Sockless Jerry Simpson, and Dr. John Brinkley, Dumont, if he runs, is sure to provide something new and different in political campaigning. The great baseball innovator and funny man used the Memorial Day holiday to lay down his foundation plank. He'll campaign, not tor a better world, but for baseball on Memorial Day. An ancient. Kansas statute forbids ball games—but no other sports—on that day. Duinonl says: "I definitely intend to do something unless the next session of the legislature repeals that law. if they don't repeal that old blue law, I'll run for the state Senate." Dumont—who heads the semi-pro baseball teams—has one of the most original minds in baseball. He innovated, mnong other things, a pneumatic plate duster for umpires, and phosphorescent equipment for blackout games. Since, as he says, fans are interested In rows between players and umpire, lie's installed a disappearing microphone at the Wichita some of that oil to soothe wounds after the game. the Kans.. ball park. It pops out of the ground, when you step on a billion, and catches all arguments. One of Dumont's classic suggestions for original play 'is that the batter rim in either direction—at will. But this one hasn't as yet been tried. Post Ball Team Meets Dyersburg Tomorrow The BAAF Baseball Team will Journey to Dyersburg, Tciin., fur a NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Sunday at 1 Wednesday & Thursday 'FLESH AND FANTASY' wilti Edward G, Kobinson Fox News & Short ' Air return game with the Army Held nine there tomorrow. It will be the second meeting ol the tiro teams, the locals having defeated the Tennesseans in a recent game here. Mclvln Pnrncll, southpaw ace of the Blytheville pitching staff, will return from furlough In time to start the contest for the Arkansas team. During tlie last 10 years a total of '2,000 earthquakes were recorded 111 Japan. Of AT Hcat rash imitated «' DCnl thrills lo the touch ol THE Mc&sauu, soothing, medicated iwvder. For cooling relief,' get Moisaua. CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sal. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Snn. Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature 'IT STARTED WITH EVE' with neanna Durliin & Charles Laughton and "AMONG THE LIVING" with Albert Dckker & Susan Hayward cg o s e Coacl1 C ', rcen SOU8ht ° ut He hn<1 the weight difference vary '»«* of -"- "j "••- "?5 i-j-ou puuiius in lavor 01 uiy- linc ' Gu >' B ' fhcvll:c - Prom what he said one' l ' sus " ect m. i r«;~ "i'"i "m. •'*"" ""-'"""> badly overmatched; that Ihey were an Long John Thompson at Fort playing a college learn, Instead of Smith all giving distance or full legitimate high school. How he did schedules ns the reason for refusal, pour on the alibi stuff \V>»m\ *Kn r*u;«.i, /-iv,i_r*_t_ . -_. _*•. * *""«••• The Hot Springs trainer needed THE SHTOEfIT THAT HELD UP THE SHIP Men at the front depend on that ship ... on that waiting convoy. If it is delayed those lives may be lost! All for lack of waste paper to make the cartons, boxes and wrappings of practically every item of cargo. 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